Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo arrived in Río Gallegos, where he was received by Planning Minister Julio De Vido, and later travelled to El Calafate where he met his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured on Friday that “Argentina does not condone the coup’d etat in Paraguay” as she addressed reporters at the Government House.
The head of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Senate Miguel Angel Pichetto confirmed that the Senate will hold a special session to reject the ‘institutional coup” which took place on Paraguay on Friday.
After 37 years of construction, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Paraguayan counterpart, Fernando Lugo, inaugurated the Yacyretá Dam, which she defined as “the construction to make sustainable the most important economic process of the last 200 years” of the country.
Along with Paraguayan President Fernándo Lugo and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the Casa Patria Grande and paid homage to her husband, late ex President Néstor Kirchner, in his 61 birthday.
Four people are missing after three ships collided and burnt down in the Paraguay river.The accident took place late on Friday night and involved fuel tanker Polaris, which carries 2600 litres of fuel collided against two other ships. Polaris burnt down
Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes won Paraguay's presidential election, returning his powerful center-right Colorado Party to power after the left's brief spell ended in impeachment last year.
Paraguay will protest against a Customs' measure applied by Argentina that, according to local merchants, it endangers the exports, President Federico Franco reported.
Paraguayan president Federico Franco announced that starting in 2013, his country will become an oil producing nation, after a recent discovery made close to the border with Argentina.
Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo, who helped the lead the 1989 coup that overthrew former dictator Alfredo Stroessner, died in a helicopter crash over the weekend.
Paraguay’s government blasted Mercosur’s decision of taking Venezuela as a full member of the bloc "before finishing the legislative procedure to so" and assured the measure lacks legal recognition. President Federico Franco also said that his country's suspension from the bloc 'is illegal and illegitimate.'
Paraguay's new government ordered home its ambassador in Venezuela after accusing President Hugo Chávez's government of meddling in an attempt avert the impeachment of the leftist Paraguayan president's last month.
Paraguayan judge Dina Marchuk confirmed that she requested the Argentine Judiciary the extradition of actress Moria Casán and her personal assistant Alexis Sotto over the theft of jewelry.
By Sebastián Lacunza
The Mercosur trade bloc will not impose economic sanctions on Paraguay despite concerns over the ousting of the country's president, officials said on Thursday. The landlocked nation is, however, on the verge of being suspended from the multilateral organization.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced today Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay’s decision to make Venezuela an official member of the Mercosur trade bloc. In addition, Paraguay was officially suspended, until the country’s authorities are renewed.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged her Mercosur bloc counterparts to work jointly to avoid more ‘thinly veiled coup’d etats” in South America.
Paraguay’s Vice-President Federico Franco told reporters today that his government “is totally legitimate” and remembered that he as the ousted President Fernando Lugo was “also elected by the people of this country.”
Paraguay’s ousted President Fernando Lugo summoned at least ten former ministers for a meeting called “A cabinet for democracy restoration” to be held hours before Vice-President Federico Franco takes oath as the new Head of State.
Paraguay’s ousted President Fernando Lugo confirmed today his intentions to attend this Friday’s Mercosur summit in Mendoza “to explain what has happened last ‘black’ Friday in my country”, in reference to the express impeachment process that swept him out of power.
“There is no coup here,” assured the new president of Paraguay Federico Franco today, who acted confidently before international press today, following the ousting of Fernando Lugo yesterday.
Argentina is withdrawing its ambassador to Paraguay because of the rapid impeachment of former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo branded the country's new government illegitimate and called for democracy to be restored as neighboring countries responded to his sudden impeachment by suspending his country from the Mercosur.
Paraguay's Congress removed President Fernando Lugo from officeafter a lightning-quick impeachment that he said was tantamount to a coup but pledged to accept.
Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo addressed thousands of citizens outside the the presidential palace and assured there a "coup against democracy. I do not answer to mafia, nor to drug trafficking."
Paraguayan vice-president Federico Franco was sworn-in as president following Fernando Lugo’s impeachment, which was voted by the Senate by 39 votes in favour this afternoon.
Argentina and Paraguay agreed on a mechanism that will avoid delays and other negative effects to the neighbouring country’s imports due to the new Argentine trade barriers, the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry announced.
The Paraguayan government called for “reflection and dialogue” from the Argentine government in order to find a solution to the commercial restrictions in place on imported products. The plea was made during the summit for foreign ministers pertaining to the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), which took place today in Asunción.
Paraguay's opposition-controlled lower house of Congress voted today to start impeachment proceedings against leftist President Fernando Lugo following a land eviction in which 17 police and peasant farmers were killed last week.
Paraguay's opposition-controlled Congress rejected a constitutional reform that would have let leftist President Fernando Lugo run for re-election.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo's lymphatic cancer is still in remission, one of his doctors said, a day after the leader cancelled a trip to Peru and went to Brazil early for routine medical tests.
The Ibero-American leaders who met in Asunción today approved a declaration put in place to protect the “most vunerable sectors in times of crisis” creating policies which will be set on safeguarding social investment.
A bomb threat in the National Judiciary of Paraguay was evacuated because of a bomb threat, which resulted to be a false alarm.
South American trade bloc Mercosur launched a plan to adopt common trade, investment and immigration policies to help underpin unprecedented economic growth in the region.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in Asunción today to accompany Paraguay’s president Fernando Lugo in the official celebrations for the Bicentenary of the country's independence, in place of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who did not travel to Asunción as planned.
Argentina's U-20 national football team failed to achieve its first victory in the South American Cup after being defeated by Paraguay by 2-1.
Paraguay's Cerro Porteño defeated Argentina's Colón by 2-1 at the Brigadier General Estanislao López stadium in the match for the pre-quarter finals' first leg of the Sudamerican Cup.
Thirty-six players, including both teams and substitutes, were sent off during a Paraguayan junior league soccer match that ended in mayhem.
Paraguay's Cerro Porteño ousted Argentina's Colón from the Sudamericana Cup after beating it by 2-1 in the match for the pre-quarter finals' second leg held at Asunción.
Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella still has doubts to define the team that will face Paraguay for the World Cup qualifiers on Friday.
Striker Salomon Rondon scored twice to give Venezuela a 2-0 away win over Paraguay in the Defensores del Chaco cauldron in a World Cup qualifier.
The coach of Argentina's national football team, Alejandro Sabella, summoned Boca Juniors' goalkeeper Oscar Ustari to join the team that will face Paraguay and Peru for the World Cup Brazil 2014 South American qualifiers.
Argentina have been warned to expect a surprise when they face Paraguay under new coach Gerardo Pelusso in a World Cup qualifier in Cordoba on Friday.
Argentina’s Arsenal de Sarandí defeated Paraguay's Olimpia 3-2 and reached the quarter finals in the match for the second leg of the Sudamericana Cup’s pre-quarter finals.
Chile forward Alexis Sánchez is fit to face Paraguay in their South American World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, his country's soccer federation said on its website.
Former Paraguay striker Salvador Cabañas is set to make a professional comeback two years after almost being killed when he was shot in the head in a Mexico City bar in January 2010.
The only Argentine team that remains at the Libertadores Cup, Vélez Sársfield, thrashed Paraguay’s Libertad 3-0 for the first leg of the tournament’s quarter-finals.
Argentina beat Paraguay 4-2 in a friendly match at the Bicentenario stadium in Resistencia, Chaco province. Both teams fielded players of their local leagues. Striker Gabriel Hauche, twice, Federico Fernández and Enzo Pérez scored for Argentina, while Pablo Zeballos and Elvis Mareco scored for Paraguay.
Argentina's Arsenal drew without goals with Paraguay's Olimpia in the match for the first leg of the Sudamericana Cup. The game was held at the Defensores del Chaco stadium.
Current local football tournament winner, Estudiantes de La Plata crashed Paraguay’s Guaraní 5-1 and achieved its third consecutive victory in the Group 7 Libertadores de América Cup.
The last champion of the local tournament Estudiantes de La Plata drew without goals with Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño for the first leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores Cup.
Paraguay's Cerro Porteño advanced to the quarter-finals of the Libertadores Cup after defeating Estudiantes de La Plata in a penalty definition (5-3). The second leg ended as the first one, without goals, which led to the tense definition.
Former Paraguay striker Salvador Cabañas, shot in the head in a Mexico City bar a year ago, trained with a first division team for the first since the incident.
Paraguay World Cup midfielder Nestor Ortigoza has signed for San Lorenzo in one of the biggest transfers of the Argentine off-season.
Last champion of the Argentine football cup, Estudiantes de La Plata, defeated Paraguay's Guaraní 2-1 during the last match of the group 7 round of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Actress Moria Casán went to the Morón Federal Court on Tuesday afternoon after a Paraguayan judge issued an international arrest warrant for her in the case investigating a missing necklace and earrings worth US$80,000.
Steven Tyler, the lead singer of rock band Aerosmith, suffered a "small accident" that forced him to postpone a planned show in Paraguay by one day, a local concert organizer said.
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler said he was sober when he fell in the shower in his Paraguay hotel room earlier this week.
The mythic “beatle” Paul McCartney gave an “unforgettable” show at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asunción, Paraguay, where he even spoke phrases in Guaraní to seduce more than 30,000 fans.
Diego Forlán scored twice after Luis Suarez's opening goal as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America on Sunday and be crowned South American champions for a record 15th time.
Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 in a penalty shootout to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time since 1979 after a fortunate goalless draw.
Peru's performances at the Copa América have left striker Paolo Guerrero confident the team can end a 32-year wait for a World Cup finals appearance.
Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino will watch the Copa América final from the stands after he was suspended for two games following a brawl at the end of their semi-final win over Venezuela.
Venezuela stunned Paraguay with two goals in the dying minutes to snatch a 3-3 draw and retain their lead in Group B at the Copa América.
Paraguay, who did not have a single shot on target in 120 minutes of a goalless Copa America quarter-final, sent holders Brazil crashing out 2-0 on penalties
Venezuela coach César Farías will have to replace "the best player in the tournament" for their Copa América semi-final against Paraguay.
Ecuador's Antonio Valencia has injured the ankle which he had surgery on last year and will miss their second Copa América Group B match against Venezuela on Saturday, a team doctor said.
Paraguay captain Paulo da Silva believes they must play a "perfect match" to beat Brazil when the teams try to score the first goals in Copa América Group B at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium on Saturday.
Substitute Fred struck in a last-minute equaliser to give holders Brazil a 2-2 draw with Paraguay before unfancied Venezuela upset Ecuador 1-0 to go top of Group B at the Copa América.
The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.